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Ladies of High Bickington in charge of...

Ladies of High Bickington in charge of... Village Hall, High..., 6 June 1977 More like this

Wilf Butt thatching

Wilf Butt thatching Winkleigh, September 1986 More like this

Edward Cowle in his garden

Edward Cowle in his garden Winkleigh, June 1981 More like this

Reedcombing

Reedcombing Spittle, Chulmleigh, August 1987 More like this

Sister Irene Morris judging the Baby...

Sister Irene Morris judging the Baby... Town Hall,..., August 1986 More like this

Village street

Village street Kings Nympton, May 1977 More like this

Woolleigh Barton

Woolleigh Barton Beaford, August 1975 More like this

Vicarage fete

Vicarage fete Torrington Vicarage, July 1983 More like this

George Ayre with nitches of wheat

George Ayre with nitches of wheat Spittle, Chulmleigh, August 1987 More like this

Joyce Crocker plucking Christmas turkeys

Joyce Crocker plucking Christmas turkeys Towell Farm, Beaford, 17 December 1974 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

High quality prints of the images on this website can be purchased online, please see individual images for details.

The photographs on this site are protected by copyright law

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